Rituals: death and grieving including performative, storytelling, song, sound, funerals, sacred, ancestral, and anniversaries.
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EMBODIED ABSENCE AND EVOKING THE ANCESTORS: A COLLABORATIVE ENCOUNTER Davina Kirkpatrick, 2020 LINK:Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary JournalVolume 5 Issue 1, 2020 The following narrative explores how the production of visual artwork and co-created ritual experience in a chosen landscape weaves a gossamer safety net across the chasm of loss and raises questions of absence and presence, personal loss and the collaborative shared experience; the power of ritual, conversation, and object-making give attention to the presence of absence. My argument builds on the notion of presence, manifest absence and Otherness (Law, 2004, pp. 84-85) and extends the ideas that absence can be located in space and have materiality and agency (Meyer & Woodthorpe, 2008). (Kirkpatrick, 2020)